Redwood National Park


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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Redwood National Park,

112,430 acres (45,518 hectares), along the Pacific coast, NW Calif.; est. 1968. Backed by coastal bluffs, 40 mi (64 km) of beach, lagoon, and rocky coast are preserved in their natural state; seals, sea lions, and birds live on offshore rocks. Inland, numerous stands of virgin California redwood, many over 2,000 years old, are found. The world's tallest known tree, the redwood Hyperion (379.1 ft/115.5 m), is located in the park. With the neighboring Jedediah Smith Redwoods, Del Norte Coast Redwoods, and Prairie Creek Redwoods state parks, the park is a unit of the Redwoods National and State Parks, which protect nearly 39,000 acres (15,800 hectares) of old-growth redwood forest. See National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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Fire suppression helps to create conditions that allow conifers to sprout and mature among oaks, as in this woodland in Redwood National Park.
It was Burton who won major changes in safety regulations in the mines, and it was Burton who came up with unprecedented job-and-income security provisions for loggers whose livelihoods were threatened by the expansion of the Redwood National Park.
A special treat for fall visitors to Redwood National Park, for instance, is seeing the golden yellows and rusty browns of maples along rivers and streams after the first frost.
Redwood National Park is great, but nearby Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park might just trump it in grandeur.
Redwood National Park commissioned Larry's first large mural project, which featured many of the same natural elements that lured him to northern California years before.
Over the past 50 years, Wayburn has led many successful campaigns, including one that established Redwood National Park in 1968.
Three park units--Big Bend National Park in Texas and Point Reyes National Seashore and Redwood National Park in California--lead the pack with totals of 450, 440, and 401 species, respectively: An additional 12 units are home to 300 or more species.
It's one of the wettest spots in North America, and the biomass of the moss--the sheer volume of plant matter--that builds up because of all the moisture is greater than, say, you'd find at Redwood National Park along the coast of Northern California.
Another old-growth champion is a 511-point grand fir in Redwood National Park.

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